Tips from the Menu Experts

Like most consumer-facing businesses, foodservice has a seasonal rhythm. Moving into the year-end holiday season, chefs, operators and suppliers are thinking about winter LTOs as well as menu introductions for 2016. So this is a good time to share key insights from presenters at Technomic’s recent conference for subscribers to our MenuMonitor database, which tracks […]

McDonald’s Shakes Up Menu with Kale

Kale’s rise on the menu in Canada initially took root in the full-service restaurant arena. But the dark leafy green’s popularity is now growing across segments, with McDonald’s in Canada rumored to be introducing kale in three salads. We’ve written recently about kale’s popularity on Canadian restaurant menus, but McDonald’s move is bigger than kale. […]

Canadian Restaurants Still Crazy About Kale

Kale has transitioned from being a center-of-the-plate accompaniment to taking a starring role in dishes, in part because it’s famously high in nutrients. Restaurant operators are adding in various flavours to elevate kale’s taste while touting the health benefits of the leafy green. Mentions of kale on Canadian menus have grown 33% in the latest […]